Timberwolves vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Timberwolves vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Timberwolves vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (22-22) play against the New York Knicks (23-23) at Madison Square Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Tuesday January 18, 2022

Minnesota Timberwolves 112, New York Knicks 110 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Karl Anthony Towns was feeling good after burying the Knicks at MSG:
“Great crowd, great atmosphere, great energy and I got to silence everybody, so that makes it even better.”
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…12:12 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Karl-Anthony Towns hit clutch bucket, lift Timberwolves over Knicks nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/18/wat…12:06 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
With Edwards (21) and Towns (20) each scoring 20+ points, tonight marked the 15th game in which both they both scored 20+ points in the same game, tied for the 2nd-most games in the NBA this season of that kind by two teammates, trailing only DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine (23). pic.twitter.com/nwsqCuX4bC11:48 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards on Jaylen Nowell during a 4th quarter timeout:
“He was like, ‘Bruh, I can’t hit nothing.’ I said, ‘Bruh, we need you. They trapping me on the ball screen. We need you.’ ”
Said he then told Nowell he would run off 10 straight points. Nowell got 9. – 11:42 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Very pure Ant moment after the game talking about the Knicks.
Ant: “The coach, what’s the coach name?”
Me: “Thibodeau.”
Ant: “Yeah, he played great defense. Credit to him. He played great defense.” – 11:24 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Jaylen Nowell attacked NYK in the 4th, just like on the call-your-own-foul playgrounds back home.
“I was one of those guys that never called fouls. I understood that the type of scorer I wanted to become, the way that guys were going to have to stop me was to foul.” – 11:20 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Jaylen Nowell: “I played a lot of pickup when I was younger. At the end of the day, it was call your own fouls. I was one of those guys that never called fouls. I understood that the type of scorer I wanted to become, the way that guys were going to have to stop me was to foul.” – 11:15 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Warriors up 66-38 on the Pistons at the half.
Klay leads the way for Golden State with 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting in 12 minutes. Steph has also been crazy efficient: 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting in 18 min. This is the best and most cohesive the Warriors have looked in a while – 11:06 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns on playing at MSG:
“Everyone’s going to get a chance to have their MSG moment. I felt for me tonight, that was the biggest moment I’ve had at MSG. Great crowd, great atmosphere, great energy. And I got to silence everybody, so that made it even better.” – 11:06 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Karl-Anthony Towns: “That was the biggest moment I’ve had at MSG. Great crowd, great atmosphere, great energy and I got to silence everybody so that made it even better.” – 11:04 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Evan Fournier: “That’s the type of games that keeps you up at night. You kinda feel like shit in the morning afterwards.” – 11:03 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Jaylen Nowell: “I don’t have doubts about my game. I never have.” – 10:54 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns after tonight’s 2-point win:
“We’ve always found ways to lose game like these (over the course of his career).”
KAT says he felt like this year, with this team that they now “deserve” these. – 10:53 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
two in a row 🐺🐺
Ant – 21 pts. / 3 reb. / 3 ast.
KAT – 20 pts. / 5 reb. / 3 ast.
DLo – 17 pts. / 2 reb. / 4 ast.
Jaylen – 14 pts. / 6 reb. / 3 ast.
Malik – 10 pts. / 3 reb.
Naz – 9 pts. / 3 reb. / 2 ast.
Jaden – 8 pts. / 3 reb.
PatBev – 7 pts. / 5 reb. / 6 ast. pic.twitter.com/XQycH8TVpu10:52 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns introduced Jaylen Nowell as “6th Man of the Year” when he sat down for his postgame press conference. – 10:51 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns on his late-game bucket over Julius Randle:
“That was Kentucky on Kentucky crime right there.” – 10:44 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Following his hot streak…
Over the Knicks last two games (both Knicks losses) RJ Barrett committed 13 turnovers and shot 38% (13-of-34) from the floor 50% (5-of-10) from the free throw line – 10:43 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
KAT on his go-ahead bucket over Randle: “That was Kentucky on Kentucky crime right there.” – 10:43 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Final from Madison Square Garden, the @Minnesota Timberwolves win 112-110.
Towns finishes with 20 points and 5 rebounds, including the go-ahead layup and-1 with 29.3 seconds left.
Nowell ended with 14 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. – 10:40 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on Jaylen Nowell’s ability to attack and play through contact:
“He does a really good job of seeking the contact first. He gets in there, a little shoulder hit, gives him an opportunity to finish. That’s a learned skill, and he’s really good at it.” – 10:36 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
One of my favorite parts of watching Knicks games is seeing the Thibs reactions on the sideline. pic.twitter.com/Ve5tbwSSpl10:32 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Knicks 22-23. Thoughts. @UnderdogFantasy pic.twitter.com/dVOOpOpe0c10:29 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Jaylen Nowell on his 4th quarter tonight:
“I just started going. It got to that point where I feel like I need to make something happen. And once that clicked in my mind, it was just on.” – 10:20 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Final: Timberwolves 112, Knicks 110.
Knicks fall to 22-23, 11th in the East.
• Fournier 27-4-4
• Randle 21-9-9, 4 blks, 2 stls
• Barrett 17-6-2
• Walker 19-2-4
• Edwards 21-3-3
• Towns 20-5-3 – 10:18 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Tough. Back home on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/gzqK5X0BZn10:18 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks unrivaled at inventing new ways to torture their fanbase – 10:18 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Impressive close by the Wolves to pull out that win. With how soft the bottom of the West playoff picture is, Minnesota has a real shot to get back to the playoffs again. – 10:17 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
I like these pesky, young and growing Timberwolves. – 10:17 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
A really fun one in NY — an imperfect big boy win for the Wolves
Wolves 112, Knicks 110
On tonight’s show:
– Running through the end of the game
– Huge Nowell 4th quarter
– Ant leads team in scoring w/ 21
– Foul trouble leads to rare rotations
– Finding a way to win – 10:17 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Massive late-game and-1 from Towns, enormous 4th quarter in general from Jaylen Nowell. – 10:17 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Julius Randle is 15-of-23 (65.2%) from the free throw line in clutch situations this season. Would’ve tied the game at 111 apiece if he hit both. – 10:16 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
WOLVES WIN!!!
WOLVES WIN!!!
WOLVES WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/1pe4rDtZ1l10:16 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
That is a tough final minute. Randle misses the first free throw. Barrett comes a fingertip away from a steal. Offense takes a while to get off a decent shot. Gets fortunate enough to have a solid look for Burks and it doesn’t go in. Wolves win. – 10:16 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Knicks miss twice. Wolves win 112-110. – 10:15 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Last season, Anthony Edwards said the T-Wolves want RJ Barrett to take the shot in this situation.
Let’s see what happens. – 10:14 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
MSG broadcast really just panned to Julius Randle’s son after he missed that free throw… – 10:14 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Randle misses the first. – 10:11 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Vanderbilt fouls Randle, who will head to the line to try and tie the game. – 10:10 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Towns takes it at Randle. Scores the bucket, and 1 with 29.3 left. Wolves lead. – 10:08 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Cardiac Kemba makin’ it rain 🌧️ pic.twitter.com/Jx5XeLnGxl10:03 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Beverley might be the first defender to be called for a defensive three seconds with under 2 minutes left in, like 3 seasons – 10:03 PM
Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
I get LeBron and even Trae Young getting away with a flop. But Patrick Beverley? – 9:59 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Taj Gibson fouls out. Knicks have no centers. Crowd chants loudly for Obi. Then boos when Alec Burks is subbed in. – 9:57 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Mitchell Robinson and Taj Gibson have both fouled out. Nerlens Noel is unavailable. And the crowd is chanting for Obi Toppin. – 9:57 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
And there goes Taj Gibson with his sixth foul with 3 minutes left. Chant of Obi but it’s Alec Burks coming in. – 9:57 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
WALKER FOR THREE…. BANG 💥 pic.twitter.com/pZlLVMpoTD9:56 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Jaylen Nowell having a quarter. – 9:56 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kemba with at least 10 games of rest >>>>>> MJ – 9:55 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Crazy to think it wasn’t long ago that Kemba Walker was banished to the end of the Knick bench. He’s been great in his return tonight, and is carrying the Knicks home here down the stretch. – 9:55 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Kemba Walker has 3-pointers for the Knicks’ last three baskets. Up to 19 points in his return and Knicks lead Wolves 107-102 with 3:40 to go. – 9:55 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Jaylen Nowell just is not scared – 9:55 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Sheesh!! Kemba Walker is hoopin hoopin. pic.twitter.com/wcKgQdUk7a9:54 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Kemba with three threes just dealing blow after blow to the Wolves. Knicks by 5. Timeout Wolves, 3:40 left. – 9:54 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Kemba Walker back from a two and a half week absence and immediately hitting big shots. – 9:54 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Huge fourth for Jaylen Nowell. Hasn’t made every shot, but he’s bringing a major dimension – 9:52 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Knicks trapping Anthony Edwards every time he gets the ball. So far it’s working in the second half. – 9:50 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Robinson fouls out with 6:29 left and Knicks up 98-95. Reminder: No Noel tonight. – 9:49 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
JU ISOLATING, DEVASTATING
#JuliusRandle x #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/YgpHM9uGs69:47 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
A weird foul trouble night leads to the rare instance of Ant + DLo both on the floor without KAT to start the 4th.
That pairing has actually been good in limited minutes this season: +5.2 net rating.
Started the 4th well on a 7-0 run, but then the Knicks go on a 7-0 run. – 9:46 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Thibs got Randle on Fournier back out there after the timeout. Robinson back out there too. He’s going all out to stop this Wolves run. – 9:41 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
The @Minnesota Timberwolves are on a 8-0 run over the last 2:51 (1:00, 3rd quarter to 10:09, 4th quarter) to tie the game at 91 with 10:07 left.
Edwards has 21 points to lead the Wolves, his 23rd 20+ point game of the season (59th career). – 9:39 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Anthony Edwards is a lot of fun to watch. When this Timberwolves team is healthy, they’re not bad. They’re not great or anything, but they’re playoff caliber. – 9:38 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through three quarters, Knicks lead the Timberwolves 91-86.
• Fournier 26-3-4, 5-8 3Ps
• Randle 16-7-7, 3 blks, 2 stls
• Barrett 14-5-2
• Edwards 19 pts, 3 asts
• Towns 15-4-3
Knicks won the third quarter 40-25. – 9:33 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Heading to the fourth quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 91-86.
Towns is up to 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, approaching his 30th 20+ point game of the season. – 9:33 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
EVAN GETTIN’ THE GARDEN GOING. pic.twitter.com/uulbvpJnBC9:30 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Fournier 10-12 for 26 points and the most impressive thing might still be blocking Edwards and stripping Towns on one possession. – 9:29 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
This might be Fournier’s best two-way stretch in…a year? – 9:28 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Lol Fournier seeing green – 9:28 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Evan Fournier is on fire. – 9:27 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Very smart of the Knicks to hypnotize Evan Fournier tonight and tell him he’s playing the Celtics – 9:27 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Fournier on a roll right now, Wolves in a heap of trouble after a careless D-Lo inbounds pass. – 9:27 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Knicks just out-working the Wolves right now. Not about talent. Wolves have more of it. But the Knicks have just found another gear that Wolves are not matching – 9:27 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Heck of a quarter from Julius Randle. Him pounding McDaniels is the obvious part, but his speed is really the difference. He’s making really quick decisions and getting downhill – 9:26 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Julius Randle is on a mission to punk Jaden McDaniels – 9:24 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
There’s a reason Tom Thibodeau is constantly saying he wants Julius Randle to attack the rim. He can impose his strength on most defenders, and is doing so repeatedly to Minnesota here in the third quarter. – 9:24 PM
Alan Hahn @alanhahn
What did McDaniels say that got Randle so fired up? He’s gone bully ball on the skinny kid and it’s beautiful. – 9:24 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Knicks finally take the lead on a Fournier 3. – 9:20 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Now Patrick Beverley picks up his fifth midway through the third for Minnesota. – 9:15 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Beverley now picks up his fifth with 5:19 to play here in third. – 9:14 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
On one possession Evan Fournier blocked an Anthony Edwards drive without jumping and then stripped Karl-Anthony Towns to force a 24-second violation. – 9:14 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Mitchell Robinson just picked up his fifth foul defending an inbounds pass out at the arc with still half the third quarter left. – 9:13 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Mitchell robinson with a pair of quick fouls – 5 on the night and he’s to the bench with 6:21 left in the third. – 9:13 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Evan would like you to step 🔙 pic.twitter.com/TU4fV85Y3G9:11 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Evan Fournier sneakily on a blazing streak now. 3-for-5 from deep tonight means he’s shooting 58 percent from 3 over his last six games. – 9:09 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Kemba dishing 🍽
Mitch dunking 💥 pic.twitter.com/tHPHHjgMMQ9:06 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Knicks open the third with 6 straight and we have a game. – 8:58 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the half, the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead 61-51.
Beasley scored 8 of his 10 points in the second quarter as Minnesota’s bench outscores the Knicks reserves 27-13 in the first half.
Edwards leads all with 16 points. – 8:44 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
1st half Wolves starters scoring…
KAT + Ant + DLo: 34 points in 45 minutes
Vando + Beverley: 0 points in 31 minutes
Naz Reid + Malik Beasley provided a spark off the bench
Naz: 9 points in 7 minutes
Beasley: 10 points in 13 minutes
At half: Wolves 61, Knicks 51 – 8:43 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Halftime. Timberwolves lead the Knicks 61-51.
• Fournier 13-2-2
• Barrett 11 & 5
• Randle 6-2-3
• Edwards 16 pts
• Towns 11-3-2
Knicks have 13 turnovers. – 8:42 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves take a 61-51 lead into halftime. Got through Russell foul trouble just fine. Edwards with 16. Also turns out this might be a good Beasley game (10 points for him). – 8:42 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Barrett and Randle have combined for 5 field goals and 7 turnovesr with 2:54 left in the half. – 8:34 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
With 2:54 left in the second quarter, Minnesota leads 50-40.
Edwards leads the @Minnesota Timberwolves with 16 points on 6-12 shooting, nearing his 23rd 20+ point game of the season. – 8:34 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
The Knicks as a team look way uncomfortable playing offense inside the arc. They look indecisive in the midrange and have been one of the league’s worst teams in 2 point percentage. – 8:34 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Knicks turning it over too much, sending the Wolves to the line too much and probably lucky to only be down 10. – 8:33 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks have 13 turnovers with just under three minutes to go in the first half. Barrett is only 3-for-8 from the field. Randle has only 4 points. They’re only 3-for-15 from deep. Towns and Edwards are wrecking them.
They honestly should feel good about being down only 10. – 8:33 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Randle gets pocket picked by Beverley but recovers to block Vanderbilt drive on the other end. – 8:30 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Naz Reid, New Jersey native, with a strong first stint playing in front of a number of family and friends tonight at MSG. – 8:28 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
When the Wolves get these kind of quality minutes from Naz Reid, it makes a huge difference. – 8:27 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Man, Anthony Edwards is destroying RJ Barrett. – 8:24 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
come for the eurostep.
STAY FOR THE BENCH REACTION 🤣
#NBAAllStar @Anthony Edwards pic.twitter.com/M9SVCZTVNG8:23 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
There is a 22-year-old relative unknown who:
-Was a top recruit in H.S.
-Draft model darling
-Finally started getting a chance to play last season
-Is now the best rebounder by % among non-centers
Meet Jarred Vanderbilt, the cool as hell fan favorite:
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/hi…8:22 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
There’s regular Knicks scoring MSG crowd reaction and then there’s Obi Toppin scoring reaction. Different decibel levels and categories. – 8:20 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Workin’ it around, knockin’ it down 🎯 pic.twitter.com/sTt1v4MP3l8:19 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Tough take, @RjBarrett6 😤 pic.twitter.com/wdlbkc3wH38:17 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Oh man, that move from Anthony Edwards. – 8:17 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves must be allergic to taking a double digit lead. – 8:16 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Anthony Edwards has that unique skill of being able to score consistently against quality team defense. – 8:15 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves are missing opportunities to extend this lead. Knicks have been really sloppy with the ball, but Wolves still up just seven – 8:12 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the first quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead 30-23.
Towns is leading the way with 11 points on 4-6 shooting (2-3 3FG) and 3 rebounds, his seventh 10+ point first quarter of the season.
Edwards has added 8 points on 3-6 shooting. – 8:10 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
DLo with 3 fouls in the first quarter will really mess with the Wolves rotation.
The typical rotation is for DLo to play the start of the 2nd quarter with 4 bench players.
I think it’ll be Ant with the 2nd unit, which is very different. Ant rarely plays without KAT. – 8:10 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves lead 30-23 after the 1st quarter. Knicks commit 8 turnovers and are 1 of 8 from 3-point range. Towns with 11, Edwards with 8. – 8:09 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through one quarter, the Timberwolves lead 30-23.
• Fournier 8 & 2
• Robinson 6 & 3
• Towns 11 & 3
• Edwards 8 pts – 8:09 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
👋 @noah_schnapp
📸 @DouglasElliman Celebrity Row pic.twitter.com/xV44ru0Vl48:05 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After missing Sunday’s game against the Timberwolves with a hand injury, Steph Curry isn’t listed on the latest injury report for the Warriors’ contest against the Pistons on Tues… warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/17/ste…8:00 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Knicks having trouble throwing and catching the ball. Two straight sloppy turnovers. – 7:59 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
McDaniels checks in, matches up with Randle. He did a good job on Randle back in Minnesota. – 7:57 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Wolves love to put DLo off-ball, guarding a wing so he can play free safety. A hiding spot.
That’s a little trickier tonight as those hiding spots are Barrett or Fournier. But Finch sticks with it, putting DLo on Fournier.
A DLo steal early, but also a few Fournier buckets. – 7:52 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the 6:58 mark of the first quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead the Knicks 16-13.
Towns leads all with 8 points to go along with his 2 rebounds. – 7:52 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
*googles: “what’s Karl-Anthony Towns career high?” – 7:50 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Thibs just got T’d up wanting the and-1 on that Vanderbilt foul on Mitchell Robinson. – 7:49 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Saw Mitchell Robinson drive from the perimeter yesterday and RJ Barrett give up the ball on a fast break. You can’t predict basketball. – 7:43 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Key to this game:
The Wolves starters are a wrecking crew. This lineup is +33.3 points per 100 possessions, the second-best high volume lineup in the NBA! Knicks starters have to hang with them. – 7:42 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
As he readies for the opening tip, Karl-Anthony Towns pointed over to Thibodeau, who broke his game face to wave to his former player. – 7:42 PM
Mike Beuoy @inpredict
At last! My copy of “Blood in the Garden” from @Chris Herring arrived today.
Growing up in Indiana, those Pacers-Knicks series in the 90s solidified my NBA fandom.
Can’t wait to start this. pic.twitter.com/dfIPoooOen7:41 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Chris Finch said before the game transition would be key for the Wolves on offense, that he didn’t want to get in a halfcourt “wrestling match” with the Knicks. – 7:40 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
LET’S. GO. KNICKS. – 7:39 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
For folks who aren’t quite as big on reading, but still want to know the back-room history of those 90s Knicks: We’ve got you completely covered.
Can cop the audiobook version here: https://t.co/nhN07XlB5g pic.twitter.com/nfUvjozP7v7:22 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
The prep is done. Time to work. pic.twitter.com/3lNtYvW8FU7:20 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
almost time to hoop at the Mecca of Basketball. pic.twitter.com/aaJJYyveGN7:08 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Knicks
Nowell over 8.5 points
– Only time he hasn’t scored 8+ in last 14 games he rolled his ankle 90 seconds in
KAT over 1.5 made 3s
– They’ll push him out of post
DLo over 16.5 points
Robinson over 8.5 rebounds
Randle over 3.5 made free throws – 6:57 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Kemba Walker is back in the starting lineup tonight for the Knicks. Missed nine games with a sore left knee. – 6:55 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Status Report:
Jaylen Nowell is AVAILABLE.
Jordan McLaughlin (Health & Safety Protocols) and Leandro Bolmaro (G League Assignment) are OUT. pic.twitter.com/MLzf3FL2Uz6:54 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
According to Second Spectrum, Josh Hart has 69 shots made in transition this year. That’s 3rd-most in the NBA behind only LeBron and Anthony Edwards.
He has scored or assisted in 104 in transition, behind just LeBron, Ant and LaMelo.
He’s also 7th in the NBA in fast break pts. – 6:52 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Knicks say Kemba Walker is back in the lineup tonight after missing more than two weeks, and 10 games, with knee soreness. He will start. – 6:49 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Knicks say Kemba Walker (sore left knee) is available to play tonight and will start. – 6:49 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Kemba Walker is starting, Knicks say. – 6:49 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Kemba Walker is available and will start tonight, Knicks say. – 6:49 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Knicks say Kemba Walker (sore left knee) is available to play tonight and will start. – 6:49 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks say Kemba is playing – and starting tonight. – 6:49 PM
New York Knicks PR @NY_KnicksPR
Kemba Walker (sore left knee) is available to play tonight and will start. – 6:48 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
ooo… Jaylen Nowell makes his first appearance on a @PrizePicks prop.
Sign me up for over 8.5
https://t.co/0Mz7b0lil2 pic.twitter.com/RCmFMhjiEG6:45 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Daily Dose of Drucker: Bill de Blasio said he won’t be running for governor. Unrelated, Ellis Island is reopening to process the multitudes who want into New York. – 6:29 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Asked Chris Finch, who’s doing a great job in Minnesota, about Julius Randle (who he coached in New Orleans):
“He’s probably the most physical offensive player in the league. Him and Zion are the players where it’s like hit first and just bounce off you and just keep coming. ” – 6:19 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Knicks allow a ton of 3s (4th most in the NBA), particularly from above the break.
The Wolves shoot a ton of 3s (3rd most in the NBA), particularly from above the break.
Finch when asked about that: “Offensively, we believe we’re flexible enough to take what they give us.” – 6:15 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Potential Knicks trade target Myles Turner out with worrying foot injury nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…6:03 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Kemba Walker will warm up and see if he can go tonight. If not, will be his 10th straight missed game. – 6:02 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Kemba is a game time decision and will warm up. Not always, but usually from Thibs that means the player is available – 5:48 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Kemba will warm up and decide if he will play. – 5:47 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Kemba Walker is a game-time decision, Tom Thibodeau says. – 5:47 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
These @MichelobULTRA cans >>>
#NBAULTRACans x #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/fAVT5oZ6DC5:30 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
For tomorrow’s game vs. Minnesota:
Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee soreness) is out.
Clint Capela (left ankle sprain) is out. – 5:19 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
For tomorrow’s game vs. Minnesota:
Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee soreness) is out.
Clint Capela (left ankle sprain) is out. – 5:00 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
A really strong write-up and film breakdown of Jaylen Nowell here by @MSchindlerNBA
Secret’s out…
basketballnews.com/stories/jaylen…4:14 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
I was really fascinated by how much/how aggressively the Knicks and the league were at odds. The Knicks started doing stuff just to get under league officials’ skin after awhile, just to be petty. fivethirtyeight.com/features/in-th…3:41 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
This past weekend, The Captain’s @GSU_TIGERS jersey was retired. Congrats to the legend 🙌 pic.twitter.com/BM4TLJPdLD3:00 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Per @StatsPerform, Over his last eight games, D’Angelo Russell has double-digit assists in six different contests and has a total of 79 assists in that span. That is the most assists Russell has ever had in an eight-game span in his seven NBA seasons.
#NBAAllStar @D’Angelo Russell pic.twitter.com/XmqzpzVgMD2:59 PM

Jabari Young @JabariJYoung
On the #NewYork #Sportsbetting front: 4 most active books #FanDuel #DraftKings, #Caesars & Rush Street/BetRivers took in a combined $150 million in wagers the 1st weekend according to PlayNY.
NY projected to surpass Arizona’s $291M record for 1st month of operation
#SportsBiz – 2:51 PM
Obi Toppin @obitoppin1
Fired up to be involved! #SolanaNFTs with @metaplex are the future. blockworks.co/metaplex-found…2:50 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
One last book excerpt, with @FiveThirtyEight: In the 1990s, the Knicks fought everyone, including David Stern fivethirtyeight.com/features/in-th…2:40 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Knicks-Wolves have about same record but Minnesota favored by 3 at Garden tonight. Knicks beat Wolves in Minnie in what was a competitive game when Wolves were absolutely decimated by Covid-19. – 2:31 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Congrats to @BallySportsNOR‘s @MarneyGellner for being named the 2021 @NSMASportsMedia Minnesota Sportscaster of the Year!
nationalsportsmedia.org/news/brown-kir…2:14 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
New York’s four mobile sportsbook operators took in a total of $150 million (!!) in wagers in their first WEEKEND, according to data released by the state Tuesday.
650,000 unique player accounts were set up.
The State projects $249 million in revenue in fiscal year 2022. – 2:06 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
The @Dallas Mavericks and Grizzlies are the only teams currently with a 9-1 record in their last 10 games. The Mavs’ lone loss was last Wednesday at the NYK (108-85). The Grizzlies’ lone loss was last Friday at home to the #Mavs (112-85). – 2:03 PM
Jabari Davis @JabariDavisNBA
Had @DragonflyJonez & @Dan Favale on the latest episode of @TheJabStepPod to discuss:
🏀’98-‘99 Knicks
🏀Penny appreciation
🏀which rule change(s) they’d want
🏀which player from ‘95 they’d swap with a current player and more!
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…1:37 PM

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